The links to articles from newspaper and magazine web sites that are given below are intended as a source of current information that will help research into development issues and they could also be used for the article analysis coursework that is part of the World Development A level course. No list is definitive and the intention is to develop this gradually as a resource for anybody interested in global development.
The articles are loosely categorized using the general headings in the text book but their content is often very broad.
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/resources/policy/debt_aid/downloads/jubilee_debt_women.pd - A useful Jubilee Debt Campaign report on the practical impact of international debt on women in the developing world.
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/resources/learning/gender/downloads/prog_insights_gender5_sierraleone.pdf Breaking the Barriers, Women’s Leadership & Participation, Programme Insights, Oxfam GB. February 2008. A report on women and leadership progress in Sierra Leone.
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/resources/policy/economic_crisis/downloads/impact_economic_crisis_women.pdf Another Oxfam report on the impact of debt and the financial crisis on women in the developing world, this one focuses on working women.
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/directory/millennium_development_goals_10381.htm - Women Watch is a UN web site that provides a directory of resources on gender and women’s rights. Good if you need detailed technical information on gender issues, particularly the progress of MDGs.
http://www.bunkyo.ac.jp/faculty/lib/slib/kiyo/Int/it1901/it190105.pdf - An interesting well referenced article about the gender equality dilemma in Japan and the impact of traditional ideas on both sexes.
http://www.odi.org.uk/resources/download/2386.pdf - An interesting and readable briefing paper from ODI that analyses the impact of MDGs on gender development.
http://www.undp.org/women/docs/TakingGenderEqualitySeriously.pdf - A report on global gender issues by UNDP that can be accessed online.
Telegraph article about the involvement of Kenyan women in micro-finance projects – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/8360803/Kenyas-women-spearheading-micro-finance-projects.html
Guardian article focusing on the vulnerability of women in conflict in the Ivory Coast – http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/apr/13/ivory-coast-women-targets-of-rape?INTCMP=SRCH